Further to the previous post, these privately owned botanic gardens begun a century ago and covering 55 acres (22 hectares) are quite amazing and a must-visit for any (aspiring) professional gardener.  For the amateur gardener they provide high enjoyment and a source of inspiration.

They are outside the provincial capital of Victoria,  which is about three hours via a ferry trip from Seattle.

Specialty theme areas include a Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and a Mediterranean Garden. Website

It’s hard to do justice to the experience with photos, but here are just a few of those we took in June.

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